Overview of the Router TP-Link TL-MR3040: Complete Review, Specs and Features



A few years ago to access the Internet was enough to reach the flat cable connecting it to your computer. With the growing number of devices requiring access to the network was a question: “how they all connect to the Internet?” Came to the aid of Wi-Fi-Router. Several years and the problem of wire and simultaneous access to the Internet for smart phones, tablets and other equipment have been solved in a couple of hours. But use the same access point as a smartphone is not profitable due to low speed and quick battery discharge? For this purpose, suitable mobile Wi-Fi-Router TP-Link TL-MR3040 has came in existence. It can not only access the World Wide Web, and along the way to recharge mobile devices.

TP-Link TL-MR3040

The box of TP-Link TL-MR3040:

The device comes in a white box. Inside you will find:
- The router
- An adapter for charging USB-connector for 1 A
- Cable USB-MicroUSB;
- Ethernet cable;
- Battery 2 k
- CD with instruction manual,
- Paper-manual

TP-Link TL-MR3040

As the box itself and all its contents is made in white. The quality of materials is excellent, cannot be said about building a router. In light squeezing housing starts to creak. Given that it is not required specific stiffness, this minor flaw can be forgiven.

Appearance of TP-Link TL-MR3040 router:

The router is made of glossy plastic, which is quickly covered with cobwebs from scratch. Dimensions – 100 x 62 x 16 mm, weight – 94 grams. For comparison, it is less than, for example, router TP-Link with dimensions of 174 x 118 x 33 mm, and the appointment of their very different. The first is a portable, so the smaller the in size, the better.
The top panel contains four indicators and the name of the manufacturer. At the bottom and left side is empty. On the right side wall there are two connectors – RJ-45 and USB, as well as the recessed reset button settings. At the upper end of the slider is located on and MicroUSB connector for charging to use the router.

Connectivity of TP-Link TL-MR3040:

TP-Link TL-MR3040

The main advantage of TP-Link TL-MR3040 portable router is on the devices of similar type in the presence of the battery and connectivity of USB-modem. This allows the router away from the wall outlet with any type of modem, whether it is GSM / UMTS or CDMA any of the operators.

The maximum operating time of 250-300 minutes, which should sufficient for most situations. To fully charge the battery should be 150 minutes. As we have said, the router can act not only as an access point, but also to charge the device.

Before you start using the device outside the home it needs to be set by connecting to your computer. Here everything is as normal routers – turn on the device connecting to it via Wi-Fi or ethernet-cable, open the browser page and enter a specific IP-address into your browser, which will be produced setting. When you connect an operator’s USB-modem to the computer, it automatically installed the drivers and utilities for Internet access. In the case of TP-Link TL-MR3040 is impossible for obvious reasons, because of what the theoretical possibility of using the modem, different operators, requires a separate setup. But, like the creaking hull, consider it a disadvantage to be wrong, because there are hardly a lot of people who use modems, multiple operators.

After making the APN, the remaining items will require from you a minimum of technical knowledge, all that is required – to press Next. When all settings are completed, the router will restart, after which it would be ready at your service.

 

To display modes on the front panel of TP-Link TL-MR3040 placed the four LEDs that indicate power on, “The Internet, Wi-Fi or Ethernet”. The power light has three colors – red, yellow and green. Flashing red means a problem with the battery, constantly burning – the need for recharging. Green means that the battery is charged, yellow – which the battery is charging. Glowing reports on the Ethernet icon is a relevant connection but no data transfer, if the indicator is blinking, it means that the data exchange. Similar values for the indicator WLAN and “Internet”. That is, if the router is charged and have access to the network, will burn three bulbs – food, Wi-Fi and “Internet”.

 

On arrival at home, do not forget to put the router and connect the charging cable to it, turning it from a mobile access point to the stationary.

Pros of TP-Link TL-MR3040 Wi-Fi portable router:

+ Provide access to the Internet through the USB-modem and / or Ethernet-connected
+ Ability to charge other devices
+ Providing access to files on a USB-drive on the Wi-Fi
+ Skin
+ Time
+ Removable Battery

Cons of TP-Link TL-MR3040:

- need to pre-configure using a PC

If you have any query regarding the TP-Link TL-MR3040 then feel free to ask.

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12 Responses to “Overview of the Router TP-Link TL-MR3040: Complete Review, Specs and Features”

  1. kura says:

    “TP-LINK’s TL-MR3040 is a truly mobile wireless networking platform that when paired with a 3G USB modem, is able to broadcast a wireless signal at up to 150Mbps around a room, creating a mobile office or entertainment network for up to five devices to access the Internet simultaneously.”

    I read about it on the tp-link website. Is it true that the maximum number of devices that able to connect to this router is only 5?

  2. Sunny says:

    Yes it is true.

  3. Thanks says:

    Can I use the usb modem connected to it and use the other port to connect with router(or pc) ???

  4. fahad humayun says:

    I need to ask that I want to use this router 24/7 and for that purpose it requires continuous charging 24/7, Will continuous charging burst/destroy/or weaken the battery and affect the router’s battery life or not??Need an urgent reply from your side and if it affects the battery life and its performance than please advice me another perfect alternative for my problem.
    Thanks, waiting for an urgent and quick response.

  5. Sunny says:

    Hi Fahad,

    If you want to use this router for 24/7 and you are providing charging 24/7 then battery will not weaken/destroy. But in several cases if you find that router is heated then you can plug it out of power supply. I don’t know the internal architecture of this modem and inside power circuit. In most of the cases, if battery is full the power-cut between battery and power supply automatically takes place as similarly happens in your laptops & battery. So, there would not be any issue as per my knowledge.

    Regards

  6. fahad humayun says:

    Thanks for your detailed reply.The battery installed in TP LINK MR3040 is Ni-mH and is similar to a battery installed in our mobile phones (2000mAH),it’s a normal practice that if we continuously charge our phone for a whole week then the battery will get unusable,I am confused to purchase this mobile router,and one more tthing please tell me that TP LINK MR3020 is good or not??? MR3020 is same but doesn’t have battery,please reply
    Thanks,
    Best
    regards.

  7. RK says:

    So does this mean that after the initial setup, it no longer needs to be connected to a computer for use…that is, i can carry this into my car with only my iPad (that sadly is the wi-fi only variant) without any laptop or anything?

  8. Debajit says:

    Will the device work without battery if on AC power?

  9. Sunny says:

    Yes it will work.

  10. Debajit says:

    Thanks. One more question, suppose I store the battery away when at home and using the device on power, and using the battery in the device when on the move, will it affect the battery or the device in any harmful way? Thank you once again @Sunny.

  11. Sunny says:

    It will not affect the device. I will give you an example. Before few years I asked some experts how I can improve the battery life of my laptop plus I am always working my laptop at home. They suggested me remove the battery from your laptop and plug it to power and enjoy.

    Now, I guess you know answer of your question. But in my case, I never removed the battery of my laptop :)

  12. Debajit says:

    @Sunny: I know that abt laptops. My friend has a Samsung laptop that runs that way. But mobile devices are different. Hence I wanted to know about first hand experience– someone who has actually done this with his/her 3g/4g router. Anyways, have a nice day:)

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